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Annual Cinco de Mayo festival celebrates culture

Annual Cinco de Mayo festival celebrates culture

Lesly Garcia,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The city of Hayward celebrated Cinco De Mayo with the annual festival on B Street last weekend. The festival was organized by La Alianza de Hayward, a local nonprofit community organization, Hayward Downtown Association and by city council members. Francisco Zermeno, a Hayward City Council mem...

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

On an easel near the front of Gallery EVB is a picture of a man with a smile on his face standing behind jail cell bars. The caption on the photo says, “Dennis Perron in San Bruno Jail - 1975.” Perron was a cannabis activist and a leader in the movement to legalize marijuana. He co-authored Calif...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Many young people today think hip-hop is defined by contemporary artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But by focusing only on present-day artists, they leave out artists who paved the way for hip-hop to become the phenomenon it is today. In response to this, the Oakland Museum of C...

Justin Timberlake performs at SAP center

Justin Timberlake performs at SAP center

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

Justin Timberlake performed in Downtown San Jose at the SAP Center this Tuesday. It was his first of two back-to-back shows at the arena. The Man of the Woods Tour is the pop singer’s sixth world tour. At 9:15 pm the house lights went dark and the stage lights came up. Timberlake’s band, backup...

Hayward proposes funding cuts to domestic violence services

Hayward proposes funding cuts to domestic violence services

Tia L. Wilson,
Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Metro

A second round of funding cuts could be coming for some local Hayward organizations. The Hayward Community Services Commission proposed a 25 percent funding cut to community organizations dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence during the Hayward City Council meeting on April 3. Ruby’s Plac...

The shimmery world of ‘Annihilation’

The shimmery world of ‘Annihilation’

Yasmine Castaneda,
Contributor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

If you are planning on watching the new science fiction film, “Annihilation,” be prepared for a weird, intriguing and unsettling world. The film examines our self-destructive nature and looks at how emotions such as depression, grief and sadness push people to their limits. “Annihilation” i...

Hayward establishment is a hidden gem

Hayward establishment is a hidden gem

Ikaika Nichols,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Features

Pearl’s Coffee Shop, located near Cal State East Bay on Hayward Boulevard, is family owned and has been run by Pearl Adre for years with the goal of providing a happy space for people to visit in the mornings. With no previous experience in the restaurant or food industry, she was forced to pick up...

A farewell to a downtown Hayward classic

A farewell to a downtown Hayward classic

Juan Diaz,
Contributor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

2525 Vintage & Modern, a local thrift store, closed on March 31. Store owner Paige Christodoulou said she closed the store for personal reasons rather than financial. The store itself was located on 22600 Foothill Way in Hayward. It was beautifully decorated with bright pastel colors by a variety...

Cinemark bans big bags

Cinemark bans big bags

Yasmine Castaneda,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Features

In the wake of the shootings across our country, many businesses and companies are examining their own safety procedures. While the country mourns the recent school shootings in Parkland, Florida, Americans across the country are fearing for their own safety while out in public, whether that be at a...

Outbreak of canine flu prompts facilities to require vaccinations for dogs

Outbreak of canine flu prompts facilities to require vaccinations for dogs

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Atlas is my two-year-old dog that is half husky and half golden retriever. He’s about 70 pounds, full of energy and sheds his long black and white hairs all over my car, furniture and clothing. I bathe him every few weeks to keep him clean and help with his shredding but in November I took him to get...

Pop up museums take over the Bay Area, Instagram aesthetics at a price

Pop up museums take over the Bay Area, Instagram aesthetics at a price

Kamille De Guzman,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Pop-Up Museums have taken over the social media sphere, more specifically for Instagram posts, profile photos and everyday updates. In February, the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC), received a nomination from The Shorty Awards, an annual awards show that honors the best creators and producers on social media,...

Project Censored Radio show records on East Bay Campus

Project Censored Radio show records on East Bay Campus

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Project Censored is a non-profit started at Sonoma State in 1976 by Dr. Carl Jensen with the intent of developing student media literacy and critical thinking skills. Since then, it has developed into an annually published book exemplifying the top 25 “most censored and under-reported stories in the...

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